In case you were wondering…

Jinx here…and I’ll be responsible for the tabletop RPG portion of this blog along with the other admins, brightmatrix who will be handling all things MTG (Magic The Gathering) and Ness, who will take the reins for video games.

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I’m pretty well versed on all three topics, so there may be some cross-over content at times, but my first priority will always be the tabletop RPGs.  I’m looking forward to helping you all in any way I can, and even though my main focus will be D&D 4E and Shadowrun 5th Edition, I’d like to delve into other games like Numenera or throw in some old school stuff like Alternity or Earthdawn. We’ll see where the wind takes us.  I’ll do my best to spread out and experience as much as my wallet and time allows, but there is more than enough material to work with.  I mentioned in my first post, I’d like to go over some of the topics I’d like to explore, so here they are:

Character Spotlights:  This recurring topic will focus on some of the characters I (and my fellow players) have come to know, play and love. I’ll have detailed descriptions of builds, synergies, background information and some of their finest moments come to life.

Building a Better PC:  This will be another recurring topic that is Power gaming and Optimization at its finest.  I plan on picking a new class/race combination each month or two, and do my best to create a masterpiece with it! Now, keep in mind that these will be how “I” envision them and will most likely not be riddled with loopholes that make him unstoppable. That’s not the type of power gamer I am. I ENJOY poring through the options and rules, looking for something different…trying to find a power synergy of my own design. I’ll also include a character background, as it’s one of the most important parts! I already have numerous class/race combinations in mind.

Encounter Spotlight:  A detailed breakdown and background of an encounter I’ve either run before or could be running in the future; or just something I’ve come up with that has no place in my current campaigns, but sounded cool in my head.

Campaign Building/Tools of the Trade/Resources: Kind of self-explanatory, but I’ll do my best to help you in any way I can with spreadsheets, tools, resources that I’ve either created or found that are useful in some way or another.

A Picture is worth a 1000 Words:  Perhaps one of my favorite topics, which will most likely be once every couple of months (due to time constraints), is simple in appearance, but complex in execution.  I’m going to post a picture… some form of medieval fantasy art and from just that one image, I plan on writing a 1000+ word story for that picture.   For me, it’s an invitation to inspiration and development of my own writing skills; I hope it ends up being the same for you.  Any submissions from our readers will be reviewed by all our admins and the top story will be posted in our blog, proudly promoting its author and their respective information, if they so desire.

I’ll also have general D&D topics and numerous one offs, as I’m inspired or inclined to do so, possibly even some board game reviews, as well as some MTG Deck Spotlights for decks I’ve created and would like feedback on. There will be times that I ramble on about how much I love the Borderlands series, Fallout 3, Skyrim or Bioshock games on XBOX 360, but my main focus will always be tabletop RPG’s.

I’d also like to find out what else you guys want to see here, so please send me your topic ideas and I’ll be happy to try and include them in the myriad of ideas I already have going on in my head.  My email address can be found in my profile here.

Also, at some point in the future, I’m going to take the time to explore DND Next. It may not be until it’s out and available, as until then, it’s mostly just speculation and I’d prefer to have a finished product in my hands, before talking about it.

Well, that’s all for me today.  Looking forward to hearing from you!


About jinx_the_bard

Longtime Dungeon Master, tabletop and video gamer. Been playing D&D and Shadowrun on and off most recently. Ran a post apocalyptic, paragon, 4th edition D&D campaign for a couple years. Running a 5th edition campaign now called "The Fall of Astia". Enjoy Borderlands 1, 2 and even the Pre-sequel (which I tend to play with fellow author Ness), Fallout 3 and 4, Bioshock and Skyrim. (Games this good never get boring) I also indulge in Magic The Gathering, mostly in the Legacy and Modern formats. Please feel free to contact me at for any questions, thoughts or things you'd like to see featured on our site.

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